The world isn’t a black and white place. Our children will have to learn that things might not always be good when we want them to be. We have to teach them that things will not always go their way and that what we want isn’t what we always get. Even in the worst times, we have to be able to appreciate what we have. And we need to pass this onto our children. It’s important to teach them the lesson of gratitude.
It’s not an easy lesson to teach. Going through our daily lives with all its stresses and difficulties makes it hard to be grateful regularly. It’s even harder to always show gratitude in front of our children as well. So how do you teach this lesson? Here are a few ways we thought of that would help:
We want our children to realize how lucky they are to have as much as they do. We don’t want for them to take the things we have worked hard for and shared with them for granted. It’s an important life lesson to teach them how to be grateful for everything they get to enjoy and experience in their lives.Teaching them how to be thankful is one of the best gifts we can give them.
Written by Shailee Butalia – A second generation Indian mother of a gorgeous daughter living in the USA… writing this on behalf of the wonderful team of Ghotu Motu Ki Toli.
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